HFF Hires Fresh Face to Co-Head Its Philly Office

Doug Rodio will serve as a senior managing director and co-head of HFF's Philadelphia office.
Doug Rodio, Senior Managing Director, HFF, Philadelphia
Doug Rodio, Senior Managing Director, HFF, Philadelphia

PhiladelphiaHFF recently hired Doug Rodio as a senior managing director in its Philadelphia office. Rodio will co-head the office alongside senior managing director Mark Thomson, who has served as an office head since the opening of the office in December 2013. Additionally, Rodio will focus on office investment sales in Greater Philadelphia and throughout the northeastern United States.

“Doug and I started in the business together more than a decade ago, and we have maintained a great friendship ever since,” said Thomson. “I am very excited to add one of the most dominant producers in our region to the HFF team, and on a personal level, I am looking forward to working with Doug again so we can continue to build a significant presence here in Philadelphia.”

Rodio joins HFF from JLL where he was a managing director and co-head of the Philadelphia Capital Markets Group. With 13 years of industry experience, he has been involved in more than 200 assignments covering a wide range of office, industrial, retail, multi-housing and land sales and financings totaling more than $6 billion in volume. Prior to joining JLL in 2010, Rodio held senior investment sales positions at CBRE and Marcus & Millichap.

He was elected to the National Board of Directors for NAIOP in 2014 and is also an active member of the Urban Land Institute. Rodio has served as a guest lecturer at the Daniel M. DiLella Center for Real Estate at Villanova University and attended Penn State University.

“Doug is an extremely well-respected broker with not only a stellar track record, but also a stellar reputation,” added Thomson. “He exemplifies the caliber of character and cultural integrity that HFF requires, which is why he is joining us in a leadership position. Doug’s addition fills a local need for us in the office sales arena, and we are anxious to add the top market share in office to our existing top market shares for multi-housing and retail.”

HFF’s Philadelphia office opened with five employees in 2013, and today has a total of 24 transaction professionals, analysts and support staff for an increase of roughly 380 percent.

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